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Nokia (NOK) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

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In the latest trading session, OptimizeRx (OPRX) closed at $15, marking a -0.73% move from the previous day.

In the latest trading session, Nokia (NOK) closed at $5.10, marking a -1.16% move from the previous day. This move lagged the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.2%. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 0.17%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.38%.

Prior to today's trading, shares of the technology company had gained 8.18% over the past month. This has outpaced the Computer and Technology sector's loss of 1.9% and the S&P 500's gain of 0.33% in that time.

Investors will be hoping for strength from NOK as it approaches its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect NOK to post earnings of $0.01 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 75%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $6.06 billion, down 4.43% from the prior-year quarter.

For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $0.24 per share and revenue of $25.95 billion, which would represent changes of -11.11% and -2.36%, respectively, from the prior year.

Any recent changes to analyst estimates for NOK should also be noted by investors. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.

Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.

The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection remained stagnant. NOK currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).

Digging into valuation, NOK currently has a Forward P/E ratio of 21.73. This valuation marks a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 24.24.

The Wireless Equipment industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 16, putting it in the top 7% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com.


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